Academy Roundup - January 24

Dynamo U-18s grab a road point, Dynamo U-16s come up short vs. Dallas Texas

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Photo Credit: 
Rick Yeatts

The Dynamo Academy concluded their four-game road trip last weekend, with a match against Dallas Texans on the stadium field at the Univeristy of Texas - Dallas. The U-18s drew 1-1 behind a Christian Diaz goal and the U-16s fell 2-1.

The Dynamo U-18s came out strong against Dallas Texans, putting pressure on the backline and forcing the goalkeeper to make a few early saves. Houston got on the board first, when Christian Diaz (Cy Falls) knocked home a shot past a diving Ashkan Khosravi in the 17th minute. Dallas Texans came back, though, and evened the match on an Andre Reyes goal in the 32nd minute. Neither team was able to muster much offense in the second half and the game ended in a draw.

In the second match of the day, the Dynamo U-16s found themselves in an early 2-0 deficit after Jason Machado and Brandon Aubrey capitalized on Houston's mistakes. The Dynamo pulled one goal back, on an Elo Ozumba strike in the 50th minute, but the visitors could not pull any closer. With the loss, the Dynamo U-16s remain in sixth place in their division, but sit only two points back of a three-way tie for second place

In Pre-Academy League action, the Dynamo U-13s lost to Dallas Texans 1-0 and the U-14s lost 2-1. Adam Saleh scored the goal for the U-14s with an 18-yard strike in the 73rd minute.

All Academy and Pre-Academy squads will be off from league play this weekend, but the Dynamo U-18 squad - plus select U-16 players - will take on the Dynamo first team in a scrimmage, Saturday morning, at the Houston Amateur Sports Park. It will be the first organized match for the Dynamo first team in 2012, and a chance for the Academy players to test themselves against professional competition. The scrimmage will kick off at 10:30 a.m.

U-18: Houston Dynamo (3-3-4) vs. Dallas Texans (3-3-5)
January 21, 2012 -- University of Texas - Dallas
USSF Development Academy League -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:
HOU -- Christian Diaz 17
DAL -- Andre Reyes 32

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Fernando Piña, Christian Gonzalez, Bradley Bourgeois, Erick Tello, Alex Ochoa, Jose Cubillan (Juan Lopez 86), Samuel Omondi, Jorge Andrade, Alan Arellano, Christian Diaz (Jorge Contreras), Christian Camera (Manuel Chavez 59).

U-16: Houston Dynamo (4-3-3) vs. Dallas Texans (8-0-3)
January 21, 2012 -- University of Texas - Dallas
USSF Development Academy League -- Texas Division

Scoring Summary:
DAL -- Jason Machado 6
DAL -- Brandon Aubrey 35
HOU -- Elo Ozumba 50

Houston Dynamo Academy -- Fauricio Cruz, Garrett Welch, Luis Esquivel, Scott Brown, Matthew Alarcon (Gian Carlo Rojas 59), Policarpo Rodriguez (Matthew Dorsey 53), Louis Thomas, Trey Richardson, Irvin Ramirez (Michael Odenigwe 73), Carlos Ibarra (Josue Palomino 70), Elochukwu Ozumba.

U-14: Houston Dynamo (5-4-1) vs. Dallas Texans (3-4-3)
January 22, 2012 --University of Texas - Dallas

Texas Pre-Academy League

Scoring Summary:
DAL -- goal
DAL -- goal
HOU -- Adam Saleh

U-13: Houston Dynamo (6-4-0) vs. Dallas Texans (7-2-1)
January 22, 2012 --University of Texas - Dallas

Texas Pre-Academy League

Scoring Summary:
DAL -- goal

All statistics contained in this boxscore are unofficial.